Vicken Derderian

Adjunct Lecturer

Vicken Derderian is an Architect and Fashion Designer, born and raised in Pasadena, CA. Vicken received his Bachelor of Architecture in from Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-ARC). He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Fashion from the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, CA. His unique approach to design is the synthesis of architecture and fashion. The fusion of these two disciplines allows him to explore the topography and the dynamics of the human body in motion which is channeled through the construction of the garment and its movement through the environment. This exploration allows him to design items that express the world around us through shape, form, and space. He has shown his collections at MBFW NY, and LAFW. Multiple publications have reviewed his collections.

Higher Education

Master of Fine Art in Fashion Design
Academy of Arts University

Bachelor of Architecture
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Courses taught:

  • Design Thinking

Publications (recent):

  1. Lana Krapivina: Vicken Derderian SS19 Collection Arrived Hollywood Glam Magazine 10/5/2018
  2. Camay Abraham: “Vicken Derderian 2017 collection at LAFW” Reflect Magazine 4/18/2017
  3. Sara Ehlers: “Vicken derderian highlights “women in flight” collection in Los Angeles” Fashion United 3/21/2017
  4. Tara Paniogue, Ingrid Schmidt: “Capes, gowns and ‘Filthy Feminist’ T-shirts among the highlights of Los Angeles’ assorted fashion weeks” Los Angeles Times 3/24/2017
  5. Khanh T.L. Tran: “Vicken Derderian RTW Spring 2017: Partnering with Kyung Hwa Kim, Vicken Derderian maintained his focus on movement and architecture while introducing soft knits and imposing bags” Women's Wear Daily 10/4/2016
  6. (Cover Image) Apparel News Volume 72 10/7/2016
  7. “Highlights of Spring 2016 Fashion Week in Los Angeles A trio of organized shows — L.A. Fashion Week, Arts Hearts Fashion and Style Fashion Week — presented collections by both established and aspiring designers from the West Coast and around the world” Women’s Wear Daily 10/16/2015
  8. (Cover Image) Apparel News Volume 71 10/30/2016

Office location: 310W/PAB